Tauranga businesses have been celebrating after the Westpac Tauranga Business Awards.
EastPack has won Tauranga Business of the Year 2019 at the awards ceremony at Trustpower Arena.
The awards recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and success of business in the Western Bay of Plenty.
Singer Caitriona Anderson's voice filled whatever space was left of a 500 strong audience at the arena last night.
The corporate leadership award has gone to RoboticsPlus and the ACC workplace winner is also EastPack.
The winners and finalists are:
Westpac Tauranga Business of the Year 2019 is EastPack
Finalists: Lysaght Consultants and Tika Interiors
Digital and Technology Innovation
Finalists: EastPack Ltd and The Babysitters Club Ltd
Winner: EastPack Ltd
Finalists: House of Science NZ, Lysaght Consultants Ltd and The Babysitters Club Ltd
Customer Experience Award
Winner: Bake Shack
Highly Commended: LL Wedding and Event Hire
Finalists: Eagle Ridge and The Relocatable House Company
Winner: Acorn Foundation
Highly Commended: Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard
Finalist: House of Science NZ
Winner: Fashion Island
Finalist: Bake Shack
Winner: The Kollective - TK
Highly Commended: Why Waste
Winner: Collab Digital
Finalists: Liv Light and The Babysitters Club
Winner: Liz van Wellie Aquatics
Highly Commended: LL Wedding & Event Hire
Finalists: The Babysitters Club Ltd, Bureta Physiotherapy and The Relocatable House Company
Tourism and Hospitality
Winner: Good Local Pyes Pa
Finalists: Manaaki Tours and Eagle Ridge
Manufacturing and Distribution
Finalists: Bake Shack and Archway Group
Winner: Wave Agency